Elli Avram WikiElli Avram is a Swedish Greek actress. She has represented Miss Greece 2010 Beauty Talent and has also done a commercial with Akshay Kumar for EVEREADY. She shot to fame by participating in the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 7. She has made her Bollywood debut opposite TV anchor-turned-actor Manish Paul in the movie "Mickey Virus", a comic thriller directed by Saurabh Varma. She was last seen in Abbas-Mustan's film titled Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu opposite Kapil Sharma in lead role.
BiographyElli Avram was born as Elisabet Avramidou Granlund on 29 July 1990 in Sweden and was brought up in Stockholm. Elli has completed her studies from Frans Schartau High School in Stockholm. She has an interest in figure skating, singing and dancing since childhood.
Elli has received training in acting from her mother and aunt who runs a theater together in Sweden. Avram has learned ballet, belly dance, Bollywood, kathak, Bharatnatyam, jazz and modern dance. She has felt connected to India from her initial years and feels at home in Mumbai.
FamilyThis apple green coloured eye beauty Elli Avram belongs to Swedish family who has now shifted to Mumbai. Her father is a Greek Musician and mother Maria Granlund is a Swedish actress. Maria has worked with Ingmar Bergman in Oscar-winning film 'Fanny and Alexander'.
Personal ProfileBirth Name : Elisabet Avramidou Granlund
Popular As : Elli Avram
Other name : Eramidhu
Date of birth : 29 July 1990
Age : 25 years
Height : 5'3"(approx)
Mother : Maria Granlund
Father : Jannis Avramidis
Profession : Dancer
Religion : Swedish
Close friend : Salman khan
In Kis Kisko Pyaar KaruElli Avram was seen with comedian Kapil Sharma in his debut film titled Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu which also stars Arbaaz Khan. The movie is directed by duo Abbas-Mustan and has release on 25 September 2015.
In Mickey VirusElli was paired opposite the most popular anchor, Manish Paul in the movie Mickey Virus, which has released on October 24, 2013. Mickey Virus was a comic thriller.
In Bigg Boss 7Elli was seen in one of the most popular reality show bigg boss 7 but got eliminated. Salman Khan has developed a soft corner for Elli right from the opening episode of the show and has been very open about his fondness for her.
InterviewYou became a household name from being a model and a struggler in the film industry, thanks to Bigg Boss. Will you consider the offer to go back on the show, as a wild card entry perhaps?
No, why should I go back to Bigg Boss even as a wild card entry? I hope I have enough work to keep me busy. But having said that, I would like to casually visit the house as a guest maybe, for a few hours to cheer up the contestants. It would be a good fun.
Did Kapil Sharma pull your leg over your Hindi on the sets of Kis Kisko Pyar Karun?
Kapil is a funny man and he sure kept us entertained with his spontaneous jokes and funny antics. But, he never actually made fun of my Hindi, he was quite impressed with it actually. But, I do remember this one time. Kapil, as usual, cracked an impromptu joke on the sets which made me laugh so hard that tears started rolling out of my eyes. I exclaimed incorrectly in Hindi, "saasu aa gaye" (which literally means that mother-in-law has arrived). Kapil just went berserk when he heard it. And, I quickly corrected myself.
Why did you take such a long break after Mickey Virus which released in 2013?
I had no projects as such after Mickey Virus. There weren't many interesting offers post Bigg Boss. Though there were a few interesting scripts, they did not work for me. I guess, I was not destined to do them. But when this film came, I was very excited about it. I do not have a strategy or method in selecting my roles. I do what I feel positive about and I felt instinctively positive about this project.